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war ii, he made the decision that he wanted to fight the war against fascism, and went to england and enlisted as an officer candidate with the british army. he took with him for friends, another man who was a student at harvard, and three other guys who who had recently graduated and were doing what they could to help the cause of freedom and liberty against the forces of nazi fascism speaks that he was studying at harvard at the time. what was he studying and what was his life projector at that point? >> well, he, like his four brothers had grown up in new jersey and vermont where his family had had property for quite, several generations. he went to prep school at st. paul school where he distinguished himself as a student and as a student leader and as an athlete. and like all his brothers in his uncles and his grandfather's before him he went off to harvard. he was quite literary. he was a good writer. he was known as a good writer, and when he went to war he kept journals and wrote wonderful letters which i hunted up and explored to find a really the story of what happened t
england, governed their businesses and communities with economic ruthlessness that often left their competitors homeless and penniless. like today's tea party movement, the colonial tea party had almost nothing to do with tea. tea was nothing more than a social beverage for wealthy women. men seldom draping it, and it ranked below ail and rum among beverages americans consumed most. the tea party movement that sparked the american revolution actually began 20 years earlier in the 1750s and 1760s when new england business leaders like today's tea party supported a costly government war, but refused to pay higher taxes to cover the cost of that war. the war had started in the early 1750s when over population in the east, especially the northeast, sent british settlers pouring over the appalachian mountains into what was then french territory. france, at the time, claimed all of canada, the lands around the great lakes, the lands around, on either side of the ohio and mississippi river valleys, down to the gulf of mexico. in 1753, the governor of virginia sent a young major named
to move in any time soon. new england, most of this system is going to produce rainfall, tomorrow morning, rain is going to push as far north as central and northern new england. this stalled front will continue to sit and give us that heavier rain tomorrow and finally it will start to improve. we have an icing situation here you see across portions of southern massachusetts, falling as mostly snow in new hampshire. because of this, we have winter storm advisories and warnings across portions of new england. picking up as much 6 to 12 inches of snow, just because that's where the coldest of the air is locked in, where we're seeing this lighter shade of gray across southerning new england, it will start as snow tomorrow morning. and then change over to rain. then, down around southern new england, again just rain out of this event. most of the east coast will be seeing all rain. but the heaviest of it will work its way back in by tuesday. it will push that rain as far north central, northern none hampshire and maine. >> victoria? >> thank you. >>> coming up next -- president obama makes a
their guns, their tanks, their trucks. so the when the british soldiers ended up in southern england after the evacuation, they really only had uniform's on the backs. >> when did that evacuation take place? >> it was a late may, and finished -- >> late may 1940? >> first couple days of june. by the second of june it was virtually over. >> for couple weeks into the invasion of france it was over? >> the french -- a lot of the french military felt that they had lost the battle for the country by this done. it actually went on for another several weeks, because the germans had to reset their tanks and aligned themselves and push down towards paris. they hadn't at this point conquered paris, but the french did the best they could, but at this point the writing was certainly on the wall. friends had to drop out of the war. i think it was june 22. so that evacuation was over by the second of june. it was really another two or three weeks to go in france. >> so how do that evacuation from dunkirk take place? what happened? >> as i said, the german plan worked very, very well. were a little bit a
of the british isles. most of ireland and some in england. i don't know. hard to say. the division of loyalties in ireland were -- a lot of the poorer people and the protestants of northern ireland were patriots. a lot of the catholics supported loyalists because the catholic gentry at the time were trying to be accepted in the british empire and they tried to prove that loyalty by subsidizing, raising companies to send over there. irish politicians don't like to emphasize that. but the opinion of the catholic gentry in iowa was loyalists. -- in ireland. in britain, large chunks of -- especially in east anglia, which sticks out from the london area, there were very, very patriot- minded. but that's not where my family in england came from. >> you're born in the bronx? >> no, in manhattan. >> but you live in the bronx? >> sometimes. it's going back to the early years, you talk about your fascinated by the generals back in those days. to what was your childhood like? how many kids in the family? >> just my brother and myself, separated by eight years. we were not always in each other's hair. >> w
the british isles, from southern england. i don't know. it is very hard to say. the division of loyalties in ireland -- a lot of the poor people and the protestants in northern ireland -- the catholic gentry of the time were trying to be accepted in the british empire and they tried to prove that loyalty by subsidizing, raising companies to send over there. irish publications don't like to emphasize that. but a lot of the catholic gentry in ireland will loyalists. in britain, it is hard to describe. the large chunks, and especially in east anglia, which is paid from loniten -- which was a thumb on the mitten,. >> were you born in the bronx? >> no, manhattan. >> going back to the early years, talking about how you were fascinated by the generals, what was your child like? how many kids in the family? >> just my brother and myself. we were separated by eight years. so we were not always in each other's hair. but what did your dad do for a living? >> my father was a commissioner. >> what do you remember about being so fascinated? how did you get interested in it? >> i got interested in it in
to live with each other again. >> in england, they always say when the whole monica lewinsky thing happened he said you stay with me and then one day you'll get the top job. do we reckon a deal was done? she looks naked to me. she's done every job known to man. >> she's going to take a rest and she's coming back. >> no, she's not. she's going to give up secretary of state so she can campaign underneath for four years then she will grab it. >> she's working hard. yes, she's tired. she will take this little rest. in four years she'll do it. >> joy: she couldn't be more popular than right now. why not go out on top because you know they'll turn on her if she's president. >> john: of course they were. in the '90s, conservatisms then after her time in the senate, voting for the iraq war liberals were down on her. that's why the current guys in the white house. it seems like we're finally at a point when everyone likes hillary clinton. >> joy: she's not too tired. >> john: she could be a grandma by 2016. i would love t
. good morning, everyone, we have one area of rain and snow exiting new england today. you saw that from the live shot there in connecticut. just pouring rain this time of year, definitely a little bit on the strange side. we are watching only cold air in northern portions of maine are the only areas that will deal with the snow and sleet. it's a soaker this morning. even in areas like vermont and new hampshire. temperatures are good. don't have to worry about the roads. as far as the morning, through the rockies, through the higher elevations, this is going to head out to the plains today and tonight. tomorrow, a snowstorm is developing. through green bay, through the heart of iowa, blizzard watches here in areas, a little bit of colorado, but mostly western kansas. then winter storm warnings through all of utah. how much snow? it's a ribbon of 6 two 12 inches from wisconsin, iowa, right back through nebraska. that's where we're watching a snowstorm in the days ahead. that's a look at the national forecast. now, here's a look at weather outside yours. >> today, we're talking about rain
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commute. we start in new england where we have snow coming down, roads are slick in vermont. traveling in new england this morning, we have a lot of rain further to the south, down around new york city, southern portions of new england, fourth to the north we're dealing with the icy stuff. so the forecast today, it will warm up and roads will improve. but it will be an umbrella day. the west coast is dealing with a big storm and a lot of snow at the high elevations. as far as the forecast goes out there, most of the country today, middle of the nation is fine. traveling on the coasts use caution. >>> we turn to sports now. the sports world stopped and paid tribute to the victims of the sandy hook elementary school shootings. every nfl team took part in a moment of silence before the games began to remember those affected by the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. the new england patriots sent up 26 flares in honor of each victim. in st. louis, players wearing the number 26, met in the middle of the field, held hands, symbolizing the 26 lives lost. new york giants wore s.h.e.s. on their an
or more of snow across new england. we're almost done across southern new england. we also have very strong wind gusts especially along the coast of new jersey an area that does not need additional wind damage. we did pick upwind gusts up 70 to 75 miles per hour but these are easing too. >> such bad timing. so many people trying to get home. >>> well, president obama is aboard air force one right now and some lawmakers will weather the storms to return to washington today with just five days left to avert the fiscal cliff. now all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to them to reach the deal. nbc's danielle leigh is on capitol hill. what's the latest? >> it's another day and another standoff. john boehner may not even bring the house back to town until the senate comes up with a possible plan. >> reporter: obama leaves his tropical retreat in hawaii for a wintry washington, tension on capitol hill is on high. >> i don't so how you could hammer out any kind of a grand bargain or large plan involving tax reform and entitlement changes in a matter of days. >>
is expected to continue its march into new england on thursday, bringing more than a foot of snow to upstate new york. kurt gregory, nbc news. >> and now nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer is tracking the storm for us this morning. dylan, any relief in sight? >> we are going to get relief from the severe weather. no more tornadoes in the forecast, but we are still looking at that heavy snow now pushing across northern new england, upstate new york, northern vermont and eventually moving into the maine area as well. but you can see from boston back into hartford, right down into new york city, it's all rain at this point. we did have a line of heavy thunderstorms move through new york city last night, producing torrential downpours and very gusty winds, but look at some of the snowfall totals so far. there are so many areas from new york through pennsylvania back into ohio that have already picked up a foot or more of snow. in connecticut, we picked up about six inches of snow before it did change over to rain, which it's going to stay as all rain at this point, but we do still have winter storm
get it england were outnumbered by lhitler's army or eight to one. but they were not in england ready to go back to france. the canadians paid in hong kong and australian and british in singapore. so after dunkirk here was a country like a boxer is down on one knee and the ref is about to call in a day. host: when did the blitz of london occur? . this is actually part of the battle of britain. the air battle, the hollywood battle of spitfires and everything began in bid july, july 10 officially. host: of 1940. guest: of 1940. that is when the invasion scare began. the germans were soften up for the final blow which churchill never believed was coming. never for a minute did he believe the germans would invade. but he had to pursue the invasion scare tactic in order to build up his armies and get more planes and get equipment from the u.s., which was dragging its feet. the final plan, the german plan, would be to soften air bases then in lit august or september crush the remnants of the r.a.f. it was a good plan but it wasn't working and goring got hitler's permission to bomb the ports
, i call from the east of england. [applause] >> thank you, mr. speaker. we are here for one reason. to make contain and empower the young people that we so proudly represent. but, -- the parliament campaign for the next year to be made public transport better, and acceptable for both. we are not giving the young people that we have -- [inaudible] the justice they deserve. [inaudible] have been the campaign for the last year. we have not achieved the goal of making transport cheaper, better, and exceptional. so this year, let's pay that is more assessable to be reached. which one question impact instead of continually -- [inaudible] our campaign year after year. we are here to make contain -- [inaudible] campaign that is not reachable. in apartmentment we are protect our youth services and civilities. we continue to see -- [inaudible] local governments and local consulates to keep these facilities. so with reable to be here today at the house of parliament. by asking the cheaper transport and the safety of our youth services, we are -- [inaudible] at risk. we must focus on one campa
england. tell you what, the lack of snow is really becoming a slightly alarming especially if you have any interest in snowy weather recreation or skiing or ice skating or maybe you like to go snowmobiling. the northern half of the country is sparse. 7% of the country has snow cover. most of that is the high elevations in the rockies and northern rockies. it's about as low as it gets. last year at this time we had 20% of the country covered with snow. this shows you we're well behind schedule to build up that snow pack. we're not doing it this morning in the northern plains. plenty warm there. the cold wind chills are in place in new england, especially north in areas of providence, hartford, connecticut, all the way up through boston. temperatures this morning all the way down to d.c., about 25 degrees colder. so that cold front that went through yesterday has really ushered in a nice chilly air mass this morning. be prepared when you step outside for that. the only areas with snow or rain, minnesota, light rain. maybe snow showers in northern wisconsin. that's not going to accumulate eit
. >> coming up later in this broadcast the 49ers next opponent new england look good tonight. the golden state warriors are feeling good. real good. later in this broadcast. music's, ready ! share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. this holiday get verizon's share everything plan. unlimited talk, text and shareable data... ... across you all in one plan. get a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. . >> the defense department released the name of the navy sale killed in a rescue mission in afghanistan over the weekend. petty officer first class nicholas check was killed during the successful rescue of joseph. joseph was kidnapped while working in the country as a doctor for a relief organization. intelligence showed that joseph was in serious danger so sale team six, the same team that stormed osama binladen's compound went in for the rescue. check lost his life in the fire fight which ensued after the mission. the suspect in the colorado movie t
topeka, kansas. other areas of the country won't see much snow. very cold. northern new england very cold. boston is at 22. maine is in the single digits with negative numbers in the northern plains. very cold out there today. minneapolis, fargo, duluth, and that cold air will head to chicago late tonight towards tomorrow. one spot in this country that i wouldn't want to stand outside in the cold and wait for a ball to top would be in the northern plains. not bad in new york city later on tonight. >> negative temperatures. yikes. >> coldest air of the season. get ready for it. >>> the top new year's resolutions made and kept by the most successful people. and huge entertainment news to tell you about. kanye west, kim kardashian expecting a baby. who broke the news. how far along is she. it's lights out for thomas edison 75 watt light bulb. good luck trying to find one in twoet. you're watching fir"first look" msnbc. >>> welcome back. some stories making news this morning now. in oregon a tour bus crashed through a guardrail and down a steep embankment killing nine people, injuring 20. the
some potential for tornados. we also have snow falling all across new england right now. heaviest in upstate new york. we still have the win themy mix back through the hartford area. we also stloe to keep an eye out for these storms where we do have a severe thunderstorm watch posted and eventually will see severe thunderstorm warnings get issued i'd say all across louisiana. all of those flashes of light, that's the cloud to ground lightning we're seeing. very strong storms back through louisiana and northeastern texas, as well. you go further north. we have winter weather warnings and advisories and watches basically from texas all the way up into northern new england and slowly going to see this thing start to spread eastward. however, for the gulf coast area, especially right along the coast where we are going to see the biggest threat for tornadoes. even the shading of yellow here from eastern texas all the way into western south carolina, we have the potential of very strong storms with wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour and also the chance of seeing a lot of cloud to ground
heading up through new england. it's rain, not snow, which is rare for this time of year. and we are dealing with a new storm, a major winter storm as it goes through the mountains of the rockies today and through the plains tomorrow. let's start with what's happening in the northeast. that heavy rain has exited the new york city area, starting to exit long island, too. from new york city southward, philly, d.c., a shower today, mainly dry. but 84, the mass pike, all of this region dealing with extremely heavy rain. the temperatures are warm enough, we don't have to worry about the roads. only in new hampshire and maine will deal with snow and sleet. the next storm is on its heels. this one providing snow in areas of utah. then it heads out to the plains. these are blizzard watches in effect for areas of kansas. this is a serious storm. then this stripe of heavy snow on the backside of it through wisconsin, nebraska and iowa. these are my first updateds from my computer of how much snow we could get. not a lot in denver, but from omaha, lincoln, des moines, ames, madison, green b
to intensify. this could be a heavy snowstorm for parts of new england. we are not seeing the worst of this storm. if we get snow, it will not be a major event. the clouds will build in. maybe we see some snow showers after midnight. it could possibly change to a mix into the afternoon. kind of like what we saw the day after christmas. this time the snow line will be further south. we could see 1-3 inches across the metro area and maybe some ice down to the south. that snow will be starting off on saturday and then some rain into the afternoon. a chance for an icy mix on new year's day but do not cancel your plans just yet. >> we are getting closer to a new year. in thee waning popularity as more people move on to smartphones and tablets. consumers are opting for the mobility of tablets and smartphones. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. are tablets and smartphones about to make pc's go the way of the 8-track and the walkman? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. if you did dump your pc,
what the number says on your thermometer. as for the snow, it's winding up across new england. i'll forecast abotalk about tha west virginia and whether it will affect us and how things look heading into the new year and all the new year's eve celebrations. my full forecast is a few minutes away, jim. >> thanks, kim. >>> work continues behind closed doors tonight to get a last-minute deal that steers us away from the fiscal cliff. sources tell nbc news party leaders in the senate are drafting a small stop-gap plan. the question is whether minority leader mitch mcconnell and majority leader harry reid can draft a bill that will pass the house. any bill that does come up for a vote tomorrow or monday will likely not address massive spending cuts but lawmakers are trying to avoid tax increases for most americans. nbc's david gregory talked to president obama about negotiations today in an interview that airs on "meet the press" tomorrow. the president continues to be optimistic but he, i think, in part is doing the interview on "meet the press" because he wants to keep the pressure
england. -- they have the third most players in the afc behind houston and new england. the ravens cannot buy -- should they give everything they have to win a somewhat meaningless game? football and let them off the gas to not go together. the idea to send a message to a division. rice says a play that worked remains to be done. >> c. start something, you have to finish it. our goal is to win a division and control it. we did our thing against cleveland, but with pittsburgh. right now we are 10 -- 1 and 0 vs. cincinnati. >> how about a look to the 2013 season? who and where the ravens will play. w. hen. the nine divisional home games include new england, the jets, green bay, minnesota, and houston. the ravens have an easier gold schedule. they travel to buffalo, miami, chicago, detroit, and denver next season. dates and times announced late april. the wizards to another solid step forward. washington hosting cleveland. what we saw at verizon center -- second quarter. yeah, that's not gonna work. fourth quarter. gee gets it right. in for the slam. a tight game. the wiz taking it one point
the great lakes all the way through new england. winter weather advisories out. this isn't a big blockbuster storm, but it is enough to cause you travel concerns starting now in areas of north texas, oklahoma. and eventually here through missouri. also into indiana and illinois, especially the southern portions of those states. right now the winter radar warm enough that it's just rain in oklahoma city. throughout dallas, ft. worth, the ozarks, missouri. warm enough primary for rain. the white is starting to show up as snow. if you're traveling in kansas this morning, that will probably be the worst of it. as far as snow accumulations go, we're talking not a big blockbuster event. one to three inches in wichita, southern indiana, southern illinois. again, a coating of snow during the day today. tonight through the new year's. and temperatures are very cold this morning, too. especially up here, negative numbers in north dakota and minnesota. a little nippy in new england, too. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at weather outside your window. as far as snow accumulati
in the great lakes and northern new england which is very rare for this time of year. temperatures are much colder. 20 degrees colder on the east coast. we've warmed it up in the midwest. the wind chills will get you something from boston northward where the wind chills are in the teens. in the plains we've warmed it up. as far as bad weather, light rain out there. some snow showers heading through areas of northern wisconsin and northern minnesota. overall, it's an inactive day today. after the cold start new england will warm up to the 40s. that's a look at the national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. we will see a little bit of a chance of rain in the pacific north west. salt lake city, utah, a chance of showers. 49. boston again, very cold afternoon. people in the northeast, you know, we kind of get spoiled with the warm temps. this morning is reality. >> yeah, exactly. we knew it was coming. it's december. we'll take it. bill, thanks so much. >>> there's some good news in the fight against cancer and that cup of starbucks may be a little more difficult t
on the wall. in new england, at the start of the war, anti-slavery sentiment, which was spread in antiwar sentiment. pretty early on in the war, the massachusetts house of representatives states that the war is immoral and they will oppose it. they provide people who speak out against the war. and pretty strong terms. the opposition had remained limited to new england, it really wouldn't be different than what happened in the war of 1812. but what happened was new england stop being the only place where people protested the war, and we begin to see national movement grow. there are essentially four main grounds upon which americans oppose the war. the first one, which you can see clearly, is on the ground of morality. this was an unjust war, which would bring national dishonor on the united states. congressman joshua gittings of ohio repeatedly warned the house of representatives that in order to be patriotic, people had to descend from this aggressive and unholy war and the murder of mexicans upon their own soil, i can take no part, either now or ever after. he was very strong in his opi
in new england. >> standard new england weather here, nothing to be too scared of. >> reporter: here's what you can be scared of, 34 tornadoes reported on christmas day. this is new video taken at a walgreens in mobile, alabama where one hit, inside you see the man run, the national weather service says the tornado was an ef-2 winds up to 135 miles an hour, six miles long ang 200 yards wide. >> -- and 200 yards wide. >>> flight delays are expected to get worse throughout the day. a check of our airports shows no delays at sfo, oakland or san jose, departures and arrivals on time that they can -- that can change at any moment check flight tracker on abc7news.com. >>> california highway patrol releasing new holiday enforcement figures, unfortunately, fatal collisions more than doubled in the bay area from a year ago 23 deadly crashes recorded in chp patrolled roads in 2011. 10 died. chp says fewer people were arrested for driving under the influence over this holiday weekend, 165 this year, compared to 188 a year ago. >> we have some great news during this holiday week some good samari
-- all of them put together, even if they could all get to england were outnumbered by hitler's army 7 or 821. but they weren't in england ready to go. they were all around the world. the australians and british and singapore when that fell. so after dunkirk, here is a country like a boxer, down on one knee. about ready to call it a the. >> when did the blitz of london occurred? >> that is actually part of the battle of britain. the air battle began in mid july. >> of 1940? >> of 1940. that is when the invasion scare began. the germans softening them up for the final blow, which churchill never believed was coming. i found that fascinating. he never for a minute believe the germans would invade. he assumed it was a scare tactic to build up the army. it did not help the u.s. was dragging its feet. the final plan, the german plan would be to soften up air bases in late august, early september, crushed the remnants of the raf. it was a good plan. while daring -- goering got pillar's permission to bomb the ports -- bombing was so ineffective for both sides. churchill said, give it back to
citizens her father supported abraham lincoln. they were spiritual and were quakers within new england values of thrift to the point* of stinginess with her father and simplicity and plain living. to the quakers wealth was a sign of virtue and god's blessing so they were very blessed but her father really wanted a son. the first child was a girl. it was hetty. he became enraged and was furious. so much that her mother took to her bet. before she was two years old she was sent to live with her grandfather and her spinster aunt. she really wanted her father's love and do the only way to gain it was to earn it. because her father was an obsessed with money and he said so himself. her grandfather taught her to read the newspapers and the stock and bond places when she was a little girl. at the age of eight she opened her own account at a savings bank in town then sent off to the quaker boarding school taught about thrift, eat whatever is put before you, even if much and then if she did not she would be served it and tell it was all gone. and to respect for the poor girl's as their tuition
of central and southern maryland, their result of cool and moist air out of new england and out of the ocean. where'er tries to search out of the carolinas and the ohio valley. -- warm air tries to search out of the carolinas and the ohio valley. ir are as of are producing the fog. no improvement through the overnight hours. the sun went down at 445 p.m. light precipitation. what will change things is this weather system. some thunder in parts of ohio and northeastern pennsylvania. this is passing to the north but it will drag the next front across the area and push the low clouds and fog out. a slow process happening through the early morning hours tomorrow. maybe some breaks in the cloud cover during the afternoon. significant showers and storms. most of those will miss us to the north. the threat of rain showers into the afternoon once this clears up. the rain will change over to snow showers in western maryland and on wednesday, what the sunshine and high pressure. another front approaches with thursday. this could bring showers or thunder. the next front at the end of the week will ushe
pretended to be the queen of england. the staff bought it. >> good morning. this is ... -- this is elizabeth speaking. >> good morning. i'm calling about kate. i want to see her tummy but is doing. -- tummy bug is doing. >> the hospital says the regret giving up a commission on kate's condition. >> i am pretty sure the queen would know the direct line to the room. >> and the nurse would know. >> bet she knows now. >> welcome back. >> thank you. great to be back. >> outside tonight a little bit of a chill in the air coming in. like it tim brant early date, isn't it? [laughter] temperatures outside right now falling already. back into the 40's. 42. the average high tomorrow is it the. i also wanted to show you how that weather front came through. a great time lapse. this is from the frederick douglass elementary school. look at those clouds. this is how it looked from way out in space. here we are dealt washington. still some left over clouds. 32 degrees right now. heading out to school to work tomorrow morning, it is a bundle up kind of morning. the winds diminished earlier today. a bit of a
the northeast of england, mr. -- [inaudible] [applause] >> thank you, mr. speaker. public transport is a fundamental part of the lives of young people. i am a younger cousin, and i look in dismay in the idea that he and many other young people alike face a daily struggle to get to work, school, and doctors appointments. despite the work over the past year, public transport is still not up to scratch. that's why young people across the united nations have -- public transport the absolute priority here today. the very idea that we send our young people trudging through snow to get to school in rural areas have no other alternative is outrageous. more than one in five students have considered dropping out of the education because of financial difficulties. i do not blame them. in the eyes of public transport companies -- [inaudible] at the age of 16 or even 1 despite being legally a child, despite being an education, despite earning next to no north carolina at all. students are encouraged to achieve their potential, but simply struggle to afford to get to school or college. almost 50%
/snow mix could make travel pretty messy in upstate new york and new england. the roads are a little wet around seattle and portland. and there will be some showers along the southeast coast. >> and it is a good day to fly. only one airport expects delays. and that is miami. >>> and back to the news this morning. fans of latin singer jenni rivera gathered at her old california neighborhood last night to remember the superstar. >> about 100 people took part in a candlelight memorial outside the home where rivera's father still lives. known as the diva of the banda, rivera was killed in a weekend plane crash, while flying from one concert to another. she was admired, not just for her talent, but the way she lived her life. >> she was a personality. she was a businesswoman. she was beginning to cross over into the english language market. >> officials in mexico say it could be a week or more before they have a preliminary cause of the crash, which also took the lives of six others. >>> there is new fallout over that prank phone call at kate middleton's hospital. the two australian deejays w
. but eventually this storm will bring rain and gloomy weather to new england come sunday. right now, though, it's a beautiful picturesque morning, everywhere east of the rockies, high pressure is in control. it's not all that cold out there. temperatures have warmed up in the midwest. temperatures should be nice, a beautiful afternoon in so many spots. really the only spots that are cold. by their standards, it isn't that chilly. new england, some spots in the 20s, too. the forecast for today, a gorgeous day, a picture perfect friday, ordered up special for lynn today. 59 in atlanta. we could see a few showers late today. that's after dark in areas of texas. as we get to the weekend forecast, len, it does look like on the eastern seaboard saturday is your day. because sunday could be a little rainy, kind of ugly. >> stay in, watch some football. thanks so much. >>> the royal hoax deejays in a safe house. a california judge's incredible rape cents and the friendliest, cleanest and safest cities to visit. >>> plus, the bizarre stories of doctors treating a little baby with a feather sticking out
you believe she's the queen of england? >> kate, my darling, are you there? >> the prank call rocking the royal family as other powerful people around the globe are getting punked. >>> good evening. we begin with another big bulletin about the record-breaking heat and the melting at the north pole. a new study shows a global thaw under way, affecting everyone on the planet. and it comes today as we learn how little snow there is here in the united states. as the temperatures here keep rising and the records keep falling. abc abc's meteorologist ginger zee tells us what's going on. >> reporter: nearly snowless in december. right now, only 7% of the united states is covered in snow. that's even less than this time last year, when 32% of the nation was laced in winter white. not enough snow means no skiing. yet. this resort in washington state has had to wait. >> impatiently. to get our show on the road here. >> reporter: less snow helped make it even warmer this past week. almost 700 record high temperatures have been set in the past five days. all of that will contribute to 2012 likely
street, in a building with publisher m.m. ballou. true to his new england background, homer was forthright and self-reliant. above all, he valued his independence, soon establishing himself as a free-lance illustrator for ballou's pictorial. homer's first important illustration was published in 1857, and within a year, his work began to appear in harper's weekly. his early pictures recorded the ordinary manners and pleasures of american life, reflecting a mood of national self-confidence prior to the civil war. his sketch of the skating pond in central park was published by harper's in january 1860, shortly after homer had moved to new york city. in new york, homer took a few lessons in painting from frederic rondel. rondel was a rather sentimental landscape painter who had little influence on homer's style beyond his technical instruction in the use of oils. when the civil war began, harper's commissioned the artist to depict life at the front. roving behind the lines with the potomac army, homer produced a series of closelybserved studies of camp life. homer's paintings of
and dumped know snow on the midwest bringing misery to the northeast and new england. causing new trouble for post holiday travelers. an american airlines plane ended up stranded on a snow. >> tarmac in pittsburgh. just outside new york city a southwest jet got stuck in the mud after skidding off the runway. in some of the hardest hit area the roads are even worse. >> i lost count of number of cars in the ditch. a jackknifed tractor trailer and a horse trailer turned over. >> i have seen ten cars in an accident. i saw a lexus fly into the ditch. >> i wish people would slow down a little bit, you know. it is pretty slick. >> harris: the storm will go into the his tor the history br leaving behind a path of destruction from a tornado jut broke in the south to a record snowfall in arkansas that katipoer to hundreds of homes and businesses. some still without tonight. officials shay could be the situation for up to a week. meanwhile, heavy snow still falling across parts of the northeast even as people are already starting to dig out. straight to anna koiman live in pennsylvania. the conditio
histories and then he went to england to do his law. he became barister at law. he went back to india. he was not so confident at that time to practice law when he was called upon by this company to represent them in south africa. >> south africa. >> he was only 23 years old when he went there. a whole lot of situations and circumstances, especially the discrimination going on against people of indian descent. >> when did he first feel a sense of that discrimination? was it in south africa or india. >> south africa. he was a different and very timid kind of a person. but circumstances lead him to become a ward for discrimination. this was his first week. he was traveling by train. he had the first class ticket to travel on that train. >> this in terms of time was back in the time of part tied. >> when part tied was going on. >> in what year? >> late 1800s. >> okay. so very strong racial division. >> it was very strong there. there were of course british colonies there and the people of dutch descent. they had their colony. they prevented people of any other races from traveling in the fir
his studio at 22 winter street, in a building with publisher m.m. ballou. true to his new england background, homer was forthright and self-reliant. above all, he valued his independence, soon establishing himself as a free-lance illustrator for ballou's pictorial. homer's first important illustration was published in 1857, and within a year, his work began to appear in harper's weekly. his early pictures recorded the ordinary manners and pleasures of american life, reflecting a mood of national self-confidence prior to the civil war. his sketch of the skating pond in central park was published by harper's in january 1860, shortly after homer had moved to new york city. in new york, homer took a few lessons in painting from frederic rondel. rondel was a rather sentimental landscape painter who had little influence on homer's style beyond his technical instruction in the use of oils. when the civil war began, harper's commissioned the artist to depict life at the front. rovi behind the lines with the potomac army, homer produced a series of closelybserved studies of camp life. home
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